A Robert Frost Keepsake

This keepsake for the 2013 Robert Frost Symposium presents a previously unpublished sketch of Frost printed from a relief block on the Hoe Washington hand press that J. J. Lankes used for most of his career.

The sketch of Robert Frost by J. J. Lankes, from the collection of Welford D. Taylor, has been printed on handmade Whatman paper from the Lankes estate, generously provided by the University of Richmond Museums. The sketch (reproduced with its original pencil notes on the front of this folder) was adapted for letterpress printing, photoengraved in copper, and hand printed on dampened paper by Richard Mathews and Joshua Steward at the Tampa Book Arts Studio, University of Tampa, in celebration of the exhibition Julius J. Lankes, Survey of an American Artist.

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